Open access promotes broader access to academic research by scholars, students, professionals and the general public.
The concept of open access continues to evolve, but in general, it means that works such as peer-reviewed journal articles, graduate theses, data, or other types of scholarly information are made available free of charge, immediately (no publisher delay or embargo), and in a permanently accessible, online format.
For more information on open access, see some of the links below:
Many articles published in subscription journals are also available in institutional and disciplinary repositories, free of charge. Instant access to many articles is available through the following services: